De Oliebron

3D model of existing plant as basis for plant extension and modifications 
Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands

When the Oliebron wanted to expand their plant this was challenging, since they had limited as-built documentation about their facility, which had been repeatedly renovated over the last 50 years. Expansion required time-consuming surveys to verify measurements and specifications. This is why Building Information Modelling (BIM) was used. First we made a 3D laser scan of the production facility, which resulted in a point cloud, a digital record of the space. It was then converted into 3D objects such as the walls, roofs, and the steel structure of the building. This model was delivered to De Oliebron. They can now use AutoCAD or Navisworks software to plan plant extension and modification projects.